Doug MacLeod

Doug MacLeod
MacLeod Law Firm
Principal
Employment & Labour

Principal of MacLeod Law Firm, a Toronto labour and employment law firm, Doug MacLeod provides strategic employment law advice and representation on all aspects of the employee/employer relationship.

Called to the Ontario Bar in 1989, Mr. MacLeod focuses on the areas of wrongful dismissal, employee terminations, severance packages, employment contracts, compliance with statutory requirements including employment standards, human rights, and occupational heath & safety legislation, human resource policy development, dealing with human rights complaints, workplace safety, and responding to union organizing activity.

Mr. MacLeod received his Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University in 1987 and an Honours Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business from the University of Western Ontario in 1983.

A frequent speaker to associations and professional groups, Mr. MacLeod regularly publishes articles on all aspects of employment law and has taught the Law Society of Ontario’s continuing personal development course.

Doug MacLeod In The News
What to consider after job termination

The Issue: In a judgment released recently, Ontario’s Court of Appeal was asked to decide whether an employee can collect termination pay from an employer at the same time he is earning income from a new employer.   Read Judgment    Read more

Five issues to consider before firing an employee

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Employee or contractor: if it walks like a duck . . .

By Doug MacLeod For tax p... Read more

Background checks: how far can employers go?

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Two weeks notice – a cautionary tale

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ESA complaints more likely than ever before

The complaint process under Ontario’s Employment Standards Act changed about a year ago. Read more

Leave of absence provisions about to get interesting

By Doug MacLeod Navigatin... Read more

Another reason for an employment contract ...

By Doug MacLeod

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